Lovely Hubby worked his socks off over the weekend, barrowing load after load of chippings to top the membrane we have laid between the raised beds.
It's looking good now and we still have half the chipping mountain to use. Some of them are being mixed with the soil being put back into the raised beds to give it some body. We are removing the stones before we put any soil back so it is reasonably fine with only smaller stones being able to fit through the mesh of the giant sieve we are using.
And of course the stones are not being wasted they are forming the base of the roadway between the two gates.
Another trench has been dug, this one is for the bottom edge of the net tunnel when it goes up and will be completely filled with concrete to hold back the earth of the hillside, and to hold the anchor plates for the metal frame in place.
Can you see a little face peeping through the pile of wood?
Someone came over with me and Suky to bring the worker a drink, but didn't watch as we walked through the gateway and chose to come the more complicated route instead :-)